Epidermoid cyst or cholesteastoma is a congenital slow growing lesion. It usually arises in the paramedian cisterns of the posterior fossa. Its incidence varies between 0.2 and 1% of all intracranial tumors. The cerebello-pontine angle (CPA) is the most common localization. Our study reports 10 observations of CPA epidermoid cysts, treated in our department… (More)
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABC) are benign tumors of the bones, formed by multiple cysts filled with blood and eroding the bone. They are rarely located at the skull. We report a case of a right temporal ABC in a 5-year-old girl. On admission, the physical examination showed a tough and fixed tumor, with no inflammatory signs nor vascular characteristics. The… (More)
The authors report one case of multiple and bilateral cerebral hydatic cysts in a eight years old child. The disease was revealed by cranial hypertension signs, with homonymous hemianopsia. The diagnosis was based on the cerebral CT scan, and confirmed by surgical operation which was performed in two stages. The evolution was uneventful.
L'hydatidose cérébrale est très rare, de bon pronostic après le traitement chirurgical. La forme multiple de l'hydatidose cérébrale rend difficile la prise en charge chirurgicale et altère le bon pronostic de cette pathologie. Nous rapportons l'observation d'une hydatidose cérébrale multiple d'origine cardiaque chez une fillette de 06 ans amenée aux… (More)
Subperiotal hematoma of the orbit associated with extradural hematoma has been rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of an 8-year-old girl who presented after traumatism, a subperiotal hematoma of the orbit with two extradural hematomas. During the first clinical examination realized while the patient was unconscious, left exophthalmia was… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral abscesses are focal suppurations of infectious origin developed within the cerebral parenchyma. This is a rare pathology, with a relatively poor prognosis. Therapy continues to be debated and the results are inconsistent. The objectives of this study were to define the factors influencing prognosis. METHODS In a search for… (More)
The intramedullary localization of schwannoma is rare, corresponding to 0.3% of all intraspinal tumors. We report a case of intramedullary schwannoma without symptoms suggestive of neurofibromatosis. This patient presented with symptoms of spinal compression. Total removal of the tumor was achieved. The literature is reviewed about of this rare localization… (More)
Gliosarcomas account for 2% of glioblastomas. We report a case of gliosarcoma in a 65-year-old man, which presented as meningioma, and discuss diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic aspects of this particular entity.
Schistomiasis or bilharziosis remains an endemic parasitic disease in many countries world wide. Urogenital, intestinal and hepatic symptoms are common. The brain is exceptionally involved and very few cases have been described in the literature. We report the case of a 35-Year-old male with a history of hematuria and bladder disorders, who developed signs… (More)